The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society is a charitable organization of committed volunteers who provide compassionate and respectful end-of-life and bereavement support to people on the Sunshine Coast.
Our mandate is to support individuals through illness or bereavement regardless of their circumstances and their choices, with compassion, respect and an open heart.
We have two hospice bedrooms with an adjoining family room and perennial gardens housed at Shorncliffe Intermediate Care facility, but the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society also provides many more related services.
We have a team of over 70 trained and committed volunteers who can provide one-on-on one companionship to people facing life-threatening illness or who are grieving the loss of someone important in their lives.
We provide vigil companionship at end of life as requested, whether people are dying in Hospice, in hospital, in residential care or in their own homes.
We offer ongoing training to volunteers, informational workshops and events for the general public, and support groups for the bereaved.
The operating costs for the Shorncliffe Hospice rooms are paid for by Vancouver Coastal Health, and we are grateful to receive a BC Government Community Gaming Grant, but all other activities of Sunshine Coast Hospice are funded through public fundraising efforts on the part of the volunteer Board of directors and Hospice volunteers, and our community.